Play140 operates as a social gaming startup. It offers text-based games which can be played via social media platforms. It was founded in 2010 and is based in Lexington, Massachusetts. In April 2012, Play140 was acquired by Oomba.
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Latest Play140 News
Jun 1, 2011
According to the Economic Times (part of India Times) text based Twitter game maker Play140 has just raised a seed round of investment. The TO SEND ANOTHER EMAIL CLOSE share According to the Economic Times (part of India Times) text based Twitter game maker Play140 has just raised a seed round of investment. The round was led by Ojas Venture Partners, set up by Infosys co-founder NS Raghavan and joined by SOS Ventures from China and Vermont based angel investor Ty Danco. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Play140 was founded by former Techstars Boston Managing Director Shawn Broderick last year. Aside from a WebInno presentation back in September Play140 has certainly been under the radar. From their website it looks like the company now has three Twitter based games with one more coming out soon. Play140 is certainly taking a unique approach to mobile and social gaming by essentially taking a step backwards. Instead of focusing on the smartphone market and have the latest and greatest technology or application, Play140 solely relies on text messages and can be easily used by features phones. The SMS text based gaming had to be the attraction for the international investors. China and India both have enormous populations that use SMS heavily. This provides a very easy entrance to the market. I have reached out to investors and are awaiting comment. FILED UNDER:
Play140 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Play140 founded?
Play140 was founded in 2010.
Where is Play140's headquarters?
Play140's headquarters is located at Suite 600, Lexington.
What is Play140's latest funding round?
Play140's latest funding round is Acquired.
How much did Play140 raise?
Play140 raised a total of $500K.
Who are the investors of Play140?
Investors of Play140 include Oomba, Ojas Ventures, SOSV and Ty Danco.